Coneflower

Echinacea angustifolia

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Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)
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Genus:  Echinacea
This native meadow perennial has daisy-like blossoms in early summer. It bears copper-orange central cones surrounded by short, arching, ray petals in pink or purple-pink, and occasionally white.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Medicinal. Attracts butterflies, bees, and birds in winter if cones are left on plant. 
Care:  Grow in deep, well-drained soil in full sun. It is tolerant of drought, heat, humidity, and poor soils. Cut back stems to promote more flowering and reduce excessive self-seeding. Deadheading prolongs flowering.
Propagation:  Sow seed at 55°F in spring. Divide clumps in spring every 3 to 4 years. Take root cuttings from autumn to early winter.
Problems:  Leaf miners, powdery mildew, bacterial spots, and gray mold. Vine weevils may feed on roots.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Song Birds,
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Salmon,
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Dried Flower,
Naturalizing,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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